Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Add a Splash of Color to Your Child’s Bathroom- Guest Post


Since I am still enjoying and getting used to life with my sweet baby girl, please enjoy this guest article written by Erin Alexandra of DIY Home and Floor
 
Hi everyone! My name is Erin and I am crazy about do-it-yourself projects when it comes to interior design. Working with Floor & Decor Outlets, I have developed a love for all things hands-on, and I know that beautiful interior design really can be accomplished without a huge cost to you. With that in mind, I maintain my own blog, diyhomeandfloor.com. I hope you find my post interesting and inspiring. If you'd like to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you at diyhomeandfloor@gmail.com.
 
 
Add a Splash of Color to Your Child’s Bathroom

 

Transforming your child's bathroom into a fun and interesting place to be helps them to establish good hygiene habits for the future. Every surface in a bathroom can serve as a canvas for creativity; from the plain tile flooring to the blank ceilings above, you can create colorful tile mosaics that will brighten up the room and stimulate your child's imagination. 

What are Mosaic Tiles?

 

A mosaic tile is any type of tile that measures smaller than or equal to 2 inches. Typically made of glass, ceramic, porcelain or stone, mosaic tiles are usually mounted in sheets to make them easier to transport, organize and install. These convenient sheets of mosaic tile come in a large variety of colors and can be cut and customized to fit nearly any design.

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Unlimited Potential


You don't have to be a trained artist to incorporate bursts of cheerful color into your child's bathroom décor. With a vast variety of colors available, your design possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Decorating with tile adds playful style elements and personality to your child's bathroom while still being functional and easy to clean. 

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Fun Floors

Tile flooring is an ideal way to give any bathroom floor a neat and organized appearance, but that doesn't mean that the floor in your child's bathroom has to be boring or plain. Use colorful floor tiles to create useful paths, interesting patterns and playful borders that will excite your little ones.

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Wonderful Walls

Whether you prefer the look of mosaic sheets, have a cute custom pattern in mind or want to create an elaborate tile mural, covering an entire wall with colorful wall tiles instantly makes a bathroom much more inviting to children. For more
wall tile ideas, you can always look through design magazines or websites.

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Awesome Accents

Especially desirable in smaller bathrooms, accent walls are a fantastic way to add color to your child's space without overwhelming the room. Little recessed nooks, the wall space between the vanity surface and mirror and the wall behind the shower head are all great places to install vibrant glass mosaic tiles.

 

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Bright Borders

Perfect for bathrooms used by older kids or shared between multiple children with differing tastes, creating a series of playful borders around the room is a little way to make a big impact. It may seem simple, but bright glass tile placed against white walls creates a striking contrast that draws the eye and is aesthetically pleasing. 

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Crazy Ceilings

Cute tile flooring and fun wall tile designs are great ways to enhance a child's bathroom, but the ceiling offers potential that even professional decorators can overlook. The bathroom ceiling is a perfect place for a mural that will beckon to your child's imagination as they bathe or go about their daily routine. Draw out a pattern for a bright blue sky with white clouds or create a glass tile rainbow that stretches across the room!

Measure Twice, Cut Once


As with any other home improvement project, the key to achieving amazing results when working with glass mosaic tiles is to always double-check your designs and measurements before installation begins. Be sure to account for outlets, lights, permanent fixtures and all other objects while you're still in the designing stages. Whether you hired an experienced contractor or are doing the project yourself, it's essential to make sure that you've taken every element of the project into consideration. 

 

2 comments:

  1. It’s really a nice and useful piece of information. Thanks for the share.
    glass and stone mosaic

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  2. Excellent bathroom ideas. I love the color combinations and the designs too.

    -PalmettoKitchenBath.com

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